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The Osoyoos Desert Centre is now closed for the season except for group tours. Call 250-495-2470 to book a group tour.


Our Winter 2017 Newsletter is now available! Click here to view it.

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In The News

Osoyoos Times, Romancing the Desert (Video) by Richard McGuire

Okanagan Sun, This Desert Life by Andrea Flexhaug

Georgia Straight, Osoyoos desert blooms under a full moon by Sheila Whittaker

Toronto Star, Osoyoos, Canada's lone desert by Paul French


Saturday, February 11, 2017
2-4 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort
alb 2Admission by Donation
Join Jan Vozenilek and Ryan Cope as they share their experiences working on Midway Island. On this remote and barely populated atoll in the Pacific Ocean, Albatross babies are dying from ingesting everyday household items discarded by people living thousands of miles away. See dramatic film footage highlighting the impact of plastics on our oceans and find out what you can do to help protect the earth's water environments.

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BADGERS - Movie & An Expert
Saturday, March 11, 2017
2-4 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort
Admission by Donation
badgerJoin us for "Wild Ways" a documentary highlighting efforts to preserve some of the world's most beloved species - including lions, bears and elephants - by connecting the world's wildlife refuges. Learn about an approach called "connectivity conservation" and how initiatives like Yellowstone to Yukon are working to link protected land. After the film, researcher Brett Ford will be on hand to discuss badger populations in B.C. and his study on badger genetics and gene flow between British Columbia and the United States.

SNAKES - Movie & An Expert
Saturday, March 25, 2017
2-4 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort
Admission by Donation
snakeView the documentary "Sophisticated Serpents" for a revealing look at the fascinating lives of snakes. The film, narrated by acclaimed naturalist David Attenborough, features remarkable scenes of these often misunderstood reptiles - from the lethal arsenal of rattlesnakes and cobras to the beauty of courting kingsnakes and anacondas giving birth. After the film, snake researcher Jared Maida will discuss findings from his years of rattlesnake study around Osoyoos.

CARIBOU - Movie & An Expert
Saturday, April 15, 2017
2-4 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort
Admission by Donation
car2Find out more about Canada's imperiled caribou. Follow the Little Smoky caribou herd in the foothills of Alberta's Rocky Mountains in the documentary "Billion Dollar Caribou" and hear from conservation experts, aboriginal groups, researchers, government and industry as they discuss caribou conservation. Following the film, join biologist Daryll Hebert for a talk about the challenges facing Canada's caribou and his first-hand experience trying to help preserve this iconic species.

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